Monday, August 27, 2012
Where Seahawks stand after cuts to 75
By Mike Sando
Releasing Terrell Owens and trading Tarvaris Jackson helped the Seattle Seahawks reach the 75-man roster limit by the NFL's deadline Monday.
No other team in the NFC West made such big waves on the first league-mandated reduction.
Coach Pete Carroll has said the Seahawks would consider bringing back Owens if the need arose. He made those comments during an interview with Brock Huard and Mike Salk of 710ESPN Seattle. That audio is here .
The chart shows where Seattle stands at each position in relation to positional counts for Week 1 last season.
Jackson's departure leaves the Seahawks with the three quarterbacks they'll take into the regular season: starter Russell Wilson, backup Matt Flynn and third-stringer Josh Portis.
The team could be in the market for depth a few spots, including linebacker and possibly slot receiver, depending upon how well Doug Baldwin's hamstring injury responds.
At corner, Phillip Adams' emergence gave Seattle some protection for losing Roy Lewis to injury. The team waived Lewis with an injury designation, meaning Lewis would revert to injured reserve upon clearing waivers. Lewis played about 24 percent of the defensive snaps last season.
Earlier: thoughts on Seahawks' cuts.